Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years

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In Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years, jazz journalist William Minor tells the story of the oldest, continuously performed jazz gathering in the world, the story of forty weekends of jazz that welcomed the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Carmen McRae, Janis Joplin, Herbie Hancock and Joshua Redman, all to the same stage. Photographer and photo editor Bill Wishner has collected more than one hundred fifty rare images of the performers...
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In Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years, jazz journalist William Minor tells the story of the oldest, continuously performed jazz gathering in the world, the story of forty weekends of jazz that welcomed the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Carmen McRae, Janis Joplin, Herbie Hancock and Joshua Redman, all to the same stage. Photographer and photo editor Bill Wishner has collected more than one hundred fifty rare images of the performers and performances that have highlighted the Festival over nearly half a century. Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years includes a complete listing of musicians who have performed on the Monterey stages.
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Features a foldout illustration of past festival posters, a foreword by Clint Eastwood, and many photos of the greats<-->including Dizzy Gillespie, who claimed that his face was as much a part of the festival as "that chair they have" (the event's logo). Jazz journalist Minor spent months interviewing musicians, festival directors and personnel, long-term fans, and media representatives in order to present the story of the oldest, continuously performed jazz gathering in the world. A complete listing of musicians who have played on the Monterey stages is included. 9x12<">. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781883318406
  • Publisher: Angel City Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 9.45 (w) x 12.36 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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